Sultan Bathery: One person was killed and several others, including school children, were injured as a private bus overturned after hitting a tree near Sultan Bathery in Kerala's Wayanad district.
The accident took place at 9:45am at Dottappankulam near Sulthan Bathery.
The deceased has been identified as Vipin, 27, who hails from Nellarachal near Ambalavayal. Vipin was on his way to a PSC coaching institute in Bathery.
The bus overturned after a ramming the tree as its driver reportedly lost control over it while letting a car coming from the opposite direction pass by.
As many as 21 bus passengers were initially admitted to a nearby private hospital. Those who suffered serious injuries were later shifted to the Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode. The car's driver V M Abubacker has also been admitted here.